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Wise Quotes about Religions

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A common denominator of all religions is that
they have the power to bring out the best and the worst in people.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Related topics: Life Human-Nature Psychology Religion

The essence of all religions is one.
Only their approaches are different.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Any human being who is becoming independent of conditionings,
of religions, scriptures, prophets and messiahs, has arrived home.
He has found the treasure which was hidden in his own being.
- Osho

All religions must be tolerated...
for every man must get to heaven in his own way.
- Epictetus


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We may have different religions, different
languages, different colored skin,
but we all belong to one human race.
- Kofi Annan

In principle, the great religions of the world
do not differ as much as they appear to.
- Ernest Holmes

My criticism of most religions is that
they don't allow criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 

All the religions of the world,
while they may differ in other respects,
unitedly proclaim that nothing lives in this world but Truth.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I believe in the fundamental truth
of all great religions of the world.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
- Albert Einstein

The essence of all religions is One.
Surrender is the main duty of everyone.
Surrender means the feeling of oneness,
I and God are One. Why?
The reason is that the One
who is present in you is present in me.
- Sri Sathya Sai Baba

All religions are the same:
Religion is basically guilt, with different holidays.
- Cathy Ladman

We can never be the better for our religion
if our neighbor is the worse for it.
- Anonymous

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Re-examine all that you have been told...
dismiss that which insults your soul.
- Walt Whitman

Lord, grant that I might not so much
seek to be loved as to love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Humility is not thinking less of yourself,
it's thinking of yourself less.
- Rick Warren (author of The Purpose Driven(R) Life)

The function of prayer is not to influence God,
but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.
- Soren Kierkegaard

When an inner situation is not made conscious,
it appears outside as fate.
- Carl Jung

The great enemy of the truth is very often not the lie,
deliberate, contrived and dishonest,
but the myth, persistent, persuasive and unrealistic.
- John F. Kennedy

I distrust those people who know so well
what God wants them to do,
because I notice it always coincides
with their own desires.
- Susan B. Anthony

The mystery of the beginning
of all things is insoluble by us;
and I for one, must be content to remain an agnostic.
- Charles Darwin

What people believe prevails over the truth.
- Sophocles

To everything there is a season,
and a time to every purpose under heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1

Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week.
- Joseph Addison

Christmas waves a magic wand over this world,
and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful.
- Norman Vincent Peale

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection,
not in books alone, but in every leaf in spring-time.
- Martin Luther

When I do good, I feel good.
When I do bad, I feel bad.
That's my religion.
- Abraham Lincoln

I reject any religious doctrine that does not appeal
to reason and is in conflict with morality.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one.
- Mother Teresa

When we blindly adopt a religion,
a political system, a literary dogma,
we become automatons. We cease to grow.
- Anais Nin

Science gives man knowledge, which is power;
religion gives man wisdom, which is control.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Do not let Sunday be taken from you.
If your soul has no Sunday, it becomes an orphan.
- Albert Schweitzer

A willingness to laugh at itself is what distinguishes
a compassionate religion from a cult.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

As a man thinketh in his heart, so is he.
- The Bible

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

You have heard that it was said,
"Love your neighbor and hate your enemy."
But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
- Matthew 5:43-44

Comfort and prosperity have never enriched
the world as much as adversity has.
- Billy Graham

A new friend is like new wine;
when it has aged you will drink it with pleasure.
- Ecclesiastes 9:10

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

If you have a particular faith or religion,
that is good. But you can survive without it.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

I love you when you bow in your mosque,
kneel in your temple, pray in your church.
For you and I are sons of one religion,
and it is the Spirit.
- Khalil Gibran

You hold onto religion, you know,
rules, regulations, traditions.
I think what God is interested in
is people's hearts, and that's hard enough.
- Bono

I confess that there is nothing to teach:
no religion, no science, no writings
which will lead your mind back to Spirit.
Today I speak this way, tomorrow that,
but always the Path is beyond words and beyond mind.
- Lao Tzu
(paraphrase)

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

Nothing is so firmly believed as what is least known.
- Michel de Montaigne

Lord, make me an instrument of thy peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Even in the Christian religion,
much of its real meaning is hidden by words
that are misleading and symbols that but few understand.
- Ernest Holmes

O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
to be understood as to understand;
to be loved as to love.
For it is in giving that we receive;
it is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.
- St. Francis of Assisi

Love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth

I never considered a difference of opinion
in politics, in religion, in philosophy,
as cause for withdrawing from a friend.
- Thomas Jefferson

Compassion and generosity must be the heart of any true religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The Spirit is described in the Holy Scriptures
as much more anarchic than any established religion credits.
- Bono

Not paying a just wage, not giving work,
only because one is looking at the bottom line,
at the budget of the company, seeking only profit -
that is against God.
- Pope Francis

The martyr cannot be dishonored.
Every lash inflicted is a tongue of fame;
every prison a more illustrious abode.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you, and pray for them
which despitefully use you and persecute you.
- Matthew 5:44

From the solemn gloom of the temple
children run out to sit in the dust,
God watches them play and forgets the priest.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Faith has to do with things that are not seen
and hope with things that are not at hand.
- Saint Thomas Aquinas.

When men destroy their old gods,
they will find new ones to take their place.
- Pearl S. Buck

I hate to see complacency prevail in our lives
when it's so directly contrary to the teaching of Christ.
- Jimmy Carter

God creates out of nothing. Wonderful you say.
Yes, to be sure, but he does what is still more wonderful:
he makes saints out of sinners.
- Soren Kierkegaard

This is what the Lord asks of you: only this,
to act justly, to love tenderly,
and to walk humbly with your God.
- Micah 6:8

I like the silent church before the service begins,
better than any preaching.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

We can live without religion and meditation,
but we cannot survive without human affection.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama

In prayer it is better to have a heart without words
than words without a heart.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes
the objects of his creation
and is but a reflection of human frailty.
- Albert Einstein

God has given us two hands, one to receive with
and the other to give with.
- Billy Graham

The way to see by faith is to shut the eye of reason.
- Benjamin Franklin [attributed]

Each one of them is Jesus in disguise.
- Mother Teresa


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